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Increase to the immigration health surcharge

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Published 10 November 2023


On 16 January 2024, the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will be increased to £1,035 for adults (currently £624) per year. 

The facts

For dependent children under 18, the IHS will be £776 (currently £470) per year. The IHS is not payable for workers who are sponsored as Health and Care Workers. For a family of 4 who are not sponsored as Health and Care Workers, the IHS for a 3-year visa will be £10,866, plus the visa fees and other associated costs.

What does this mean for employers?

This is a significant increase and employers are advised to submit any applications before 16 January 2024 where possible.